The Question! A Photography Journey ⋆ Princeton, NJ local news – Planet Princeton

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Gallery 14 Fine Art Photography is pleased to announce a special exhibit by Larry Parsons from Oct. 29 to Nov. 20. There will be a special preview reception on Friday, October 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Parsons, a longtime photographer and member of Gallery 14, dares to ask The Question! in his latest work, and takes the viewer on a photographic journey in search of the answer. A young boy and his water buffalo constitute our guide through this narrative series, and we follow the questioner as he encounters many different characters and answers. Both Parsons’ tale and the images that narrate it evoke a childlike inquisitiveness that echoes classic storytelling traditions. Is there an answer to The Question? Follow along to find out.

Parsons is a longtime businessman as well as an avocational photographer, having worked many years in investment management in the Princeton area. While studying history at Wake Forest as an undergrad, he was taken by the images illustrating historical tales, and the pursuit of his photography began in earnest in the 1970s when his parents gave him a camera. While he had no formal training, he was able to study with many master teachers, including Bob Denby, Ricardo Barros, and the late Sally Davidson.

He has contributed to many shows, mostly at Gallery 14 in Hopewell, and has exhibited work at Phillips’ Mill, Mercer County College, Nassau Presbyterian Church, The Present Day Club, Princeton Public Library, Princeton Arts Council, and in private collections. He taught photography at the Princeton Adult School, Chautauqua Institution, Grounds for Sculpture, and privately.

While Parsons enjoys the narrative approach to photography, local followers know from his series over the years that he is no stranger to more abstract concepts, and is always seeking ways to develop his eye.

Joining Parsons for this exhibit will be the Watercolor Women of Gallery 14. This small group of artists uses the Gallery as a special learning studio with a focus on watercolor. The featured artists include Janet Bacon, Julie Cavallaro, Nancy Gardner, Jean Parsons, Joyce Reynolds, and Aimee Viola.

Gallery 14 Fine Art Photography is located at 14 Mercer Street in Hopewell. The gallery is open on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Appointments at other times can be made by emailing